Mitsubishi will unveil its entry vehicle, the iMiEV (love those catchy names!) in the New York International Auto Show this week, joining Toyota and General Motors in the all-electric car market. The iMiEV is capable of traveling 80 miles between recharges.
Some auto manufacturers, however, have been reluctant to develop an electric vehicle that relies on lithium-ion batteries which have been known to overheat in laptop computers and cellphones, fearing the three by five foot batteries employed in autos could pose a much, much greater hazard for users.
But Mitsubishi reassured potential buyers from any danger of overheating batteries by saying its manufacturer is already installing such batteries in Boeing 787 jets.